Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten wins the 2022 Tour de France Women


Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten won the renaissance edition of the Women’s Tour de France on Sunday, claiming the precious yellow jersey.

The 39-year-old Movistar team rider and Tour favorite beat compatriot Demi Vollering by 3 minutes and 48 seconds in the eight-stage cycle race. Katarzyna “Kasia” Niewiadoma of Poland was third.

Van Vleuten, ranked No. 1 in the world, won stages seven and eight.

His victory comes despite the start of the Tour with a stomach problem and dealing with no less than five bike changes during the final stage on Sunday, according to cycling news publications VeloNews and Cycling Weekly.

Jumbo-Visma team rider Marianne Vos, who won two stages and led most of the Tour, finally took the green jersey for winning the overall points classification, or sprinters’ competition, according to the final results.

SD Worx’s Vollering secured the polka dot jersey for the Queen of the Mountains competition, while Trek-Segafredow’s Shirin van Anrooij was the best of the young riders, securing the white jersey for 2022.

Canyon-SRAM Racing was the top team overall, beating FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope and Trek-Segafredo.

The race covered 1,029 kilometers (639 miles) in eastern France, finishing atop La Super Planche des Belles Filles.

It was the first women’s Tour de France since 1989.